This Day in Jewish History 1639: Two Jewish Children Forcibly Baptized – With Pope Urban VIII Serving as Godfather

The Church claimed Prospero di Tullio of Rome had agreed to hand over a child. When he demurred, it took two.

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On March 27, 1639, two young Jewish children, a brother and sister, were baptized in Rome, in a forced conversion presided over by none other than Pope Urban VIII.